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Site migration from 2 sharepoint portals to another (active) sharepoint

  Asked By: Ronald    Date: May 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 12984

Our company has 3 SharePoint portals with over 800+ sites. We need
to find a solution that will allow us to move WSS sites and areas
from 2 of the three portals to one portal. We have been testing
DocAve for over 4 months now and just found out that we can not use
it due to server issues. We are a Microsoft shop and DocAve runs on
Apache TomCat servers, therefore we are unable to purchase it due to
company policy.

What we need to do is:

1. Move sites from 2 SP portals to one SP portal.

2. Move sub-sites from one portal to another and make them top-level
sites without losing data, history, or customization.

3. Move top-level sites to sub-site level without losing data,
history, or customization.

4. Move libraries from site to site or portal area to portal area
without losing history. (This is needed for SOX Compliance)

5. Archive un-needed sites, but have the ability to search those
sites when information is needed.

6. Move un-ghosted sites from one portal to another without losing
customization, data, or history.

If anyone has any solutions, ideas, or best practices...



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: May 08

I am just wrapping
up a project I am leading for a large enterprise organization that
had similar needs to what you have described below. After doing some
testing and research we went with ViewPoint from MetaLogix. They
have two products that can assist with this type of project;
ViewPoint and Migration Manager. (http://www.metalogix.net)
ViewPoint has fewer features than Migration Manager but still offers
a lot.

I should also mention that at the start of this project we too also
reviewed the product you are evaluating and had similar concerns
about using an Apache Tomcat server since my client is also a
Microsoft shop.

Lastly, I am sure this goes without saying but planning part has been
the majority of the work in this project. The software is only the
vehicle and without proper planning there are a number of issues that
can rear their ugly heads without notice.

I'd be happy to share my experiences with you if you'd like to
discuss them. I can also make an introduction to the folks at
MetaLogix. I have only great things to say about them.

Answer #2    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: May 08

Here is a package we used:

Backup Elite SC V4.0


I believe it will do everything you need. - reasonably easy to use, easy on the pocketbook.